Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate together? Try Nutella. I had about 1/3 cup of it in my cabinet when my son asked for cookies....so, my first thought was to use up the Nutella in some type of cookie. Then I spotted the enormous jar of peanut butter that we got at Costco and off went the light bulb - peanut butter Nutella cookies.
My husband has had a severe toothache and infection going on for the last few days which has caused one side of his face to swell and has also made him disinterested in food/eating. I figured he wouldn't go near these because of his tooth issues, but alas...he just couldn't resist. One bite, two bites, one cookie, two cookies.....not only could he not stop himself from eating them but he also couldn't stop raving about how good they were! Try it....they are oh so good!
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies (makes 18 cookies)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup Nutella
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer add both sugars, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and egg and mix until smooth and creamy. In a separate small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the Nutella and using a knife swirl it into the batter. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
While it's in the refrigerator, preheat your oven to 350 and spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray. When the dough is done chilling, scoop about a 1/4 cup of dough out and roll it into a ball and place on cookie sheet (no more than 12 on a cookie sheet). With a fork, press down gently on each cookie to flatten it a bit and to give it the cookies a nice pattern on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes.